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Thursday, June 26 2014

#13  UNITED WE STAND

The eye patcher will need positive feedback from every significant person in their life. Family members need to form a united front and consistently encourage the eye patcher every day. Any negative comments can be discouraging and may cause the eye patcher to give up or refuse to wear the eye patch.  If the child has siblings, it may be smart to have a firm discussion with them about teasing and let them know there will be consequences if they make bad comments to the eye patcher.  It's natural for brothers and sisters to tease but in this situation you really want to do your best to prevent it from happening.

Posted by: Cathy Thompson at Patch Pals AT 05:04 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Monday, June 09 2014

#12 BE CONSISTENT

For eye patching to be effective, it needs to be done consistantly. Wearing an eye patch for one week and then taking a week off, is not the best way to see progress.  Pick a time during the day that works best for you and your child and stick with it.  Create a routine and it will soon become a habit.  The child might struggle at first but soon eye patching will become as routine as putting on their shoes on before leaving the house.  



 

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